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Should I remove Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #32,276
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VersionDistribution 21.26% 29.76% 3.85% 45.14%

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Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care


Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care is a program developed by Sony. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is vhd.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 24 MB (25,166,039 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 89% of users of Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Recovery\plugins
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{EC153498-00E1-4C9C-89BE-81527C6750BE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0410 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24 MB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care

Program executable:vhd.exe
Name:VAIO Hardware Diagnostics
VAIO Hardware Diagnostics Component Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\sony\vaio recovery\plugins\vhd.exe
Additional files:
  • bdrom.dll - VAIO Hardware Diagnostics (VAIO Hardware Diagnostics DLL)
  • cdrom.dll
  • CommLib.dll - CommLib DLL
  • cpu.dll
  • dvdrom.dll
  • hdd.dll
  • HwConfig.dll
  • InformationCheck.exe
  • lan.dll
  • MemoryStick.dll
  • ODD.dll
  • ODDDiagchk.exe
  • ODDInfoCheck.dll - ODDInformation.dll
  • Optical.dll
  • Resbitmap.dll - Resbitmap DLL
  • SD.dll
  • SmartInfoCheck.dll - SMARTInformation.dll
  • usb.dll
  • vhdMediachk.exe
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • InformationCheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'VHDInformationCheck32' (runs monthly on Mondays at 22:00).

How do I remove Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care?

You can uninstall Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Plug-in Diagnostica hardware VAIO Care.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.39%
Windows 7 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 43.72%
Windows 10 Home 29.76%
Windows 8 19.43%
Windows 10 Pro 3.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 0.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.18% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 89.18%
  United States 8.23%
  Spain 0.65%
  Germany 0.43%
  United Kingdom 0.43%
  MK 0.22%
  Brazil 0.22%
  France 0.22%
  Sweden 0.22%
  Czech Republic 0.22%

About Sony

Sony is a leading manufacturer of electronics products for the consumer markets and is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group.
Publisher URL: www.sony.com


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